Degree requirements / Sibelius Academy: Global Music

g26 Transcultural Ensemble 24 ects (4 ects each semester for 6 semesters)
g27 Individual Tuition (main instruments / voice, second instruments) (30 ects) (10 ects each year)
g28 Global Musicianship 1 (3 ects)
g29 Global Music Rhythmics 1 (3ects)
g30 Global Music Creation 1 (2 ects)
g31 Intercultural Understanding & Cultural Diversity in Music 1 (3 ects)
g32 ICE (improvisation, intercultural communication, expression) 6 ects (2ects per year)
g33 Global Orchestra (12 ects, 4ects each year)
g34 Global Choir (4 etcs)
g35 Multidisciplinary Ensemble (3ects per course)
g36 Creative Workshop Skills 1 (2 ects)
g38 Community engagement (5 ects)
g37 Global Pedagogy 1 (3 ects)

 

MAIN STUDIES, 1st year

g26 Transcultural Ensemble
24 ects (4 ects each semester for 6 semesters)

Learning Outcomes
Students will:

Gain a thorough understanding of the principles of collaboration in a transcultural ensemble context
Develop skills in deep listening and collaboration
Be able to draw on their own musical traditions or influences and effectively collaborate in a transcultural ensemble
Be able to actively participate in an ensemble, both as a soloist and an accompanist
Have the skills to arrange and create new music for a transcultural ensemble, both in session and in advance
Be able to analyse and assess their own process and performances
Assessment pass/fail

g27 Individual Tuition (main instruments / voice, second instruments)
(30 ects) (10 ects each year)

Learning outcomes
Students will:

Develop core skills on their main instrument or voice
Develop core skills on their second instruments and / or voice
Demonstrate stylistically and culturally diverse means for musical self-expression
Become familiar with the context of the music in question
At the end of the 3rd year of study, be able to articulate their musical and artistic vision both verbally and in written form
Assessment pass/fail

g28 Global Musicianship 1
(3 ects)

Learning outcomes

Students will:

Develop basic skills in harmony, melody, rhythm and improvisation, drawing on techniques from diverse cultures and traditions
Deepen ear training skills, drawing on techniques from diverse cultures and tradition
Assessment pass/fail

g29 Global Music Rhythmics 1 
(3ects)

Learning outcomes
Students will:

Develop core rhythmic skills through intensive focus on rhythmic techniques and influences from diverse cultures and traditions.
Be able to put into practice a wide range of rhythmic approaches through body percussion, vocal and movement work, as well as on instruments.
Demonstrate the practical implementation of these rhythmic techniques within the context of playing with others.
Be able to integrate different rhythmic approaches on their own instrument or voice
Assessment pass/fail

g30 Global Music Creation 1     
(2 ects)

Learning outcomes

Students will:

Become familiar with the basic theoretical ideas and concepts of creating, composing and arranging music in different cultural contexts
Gain an understanding of the compositional, instrumental and vocal techniques found in different musical cultures
Develop their skills in composing and arranging for an ensemble with instruments from different musical cultures
Assessment pass/fail

g31 Intercultural Understanding & Cultural Diversity in Music 1
(3 ects)

Learning outcomes

Students will:

Be introduced to the diversity that exists in the cultures and music of the world
Gain an understanding of the history of music from different cultural perspectives
Gain an understanding of relevant terms such as multi-cultural, intercultural, transcultural, etc., and be able to discuss and debate related issues
Be introduced to academic writing and information retrieval
Assessment

Discussion with the instructors and assessment on a scale of pass/fail

g32 ICE (improvisation, intercultural communication, expression)
(6 ects, 2ects per year)

Learning outcomes

Students will:

Develop core skills in improvisation through work on instruments, voice and body
Be able to use improvisation as a means for intercultural communication
Be able to use improvisation to develop diverse approaches to artistic expression
Assessment pass/fail

g33 Global Orchestra
(12 ects, 4ects each year)

Learning outcomes

Students will:

Develop skills in large ensemble playing
Deepen skills in general musicianship, listening and improvisation
Develop effective collaborate skills in a transcultural context
Assessment pass/fail

g34 Global Choir
(4 etcs)

Learning outcomes

Students will:

Develop basic vocal skills, techniques and confidence
Explore a variety of approaches to using the voice, drawing on techniques and influences from diverse cultures
Develop vocal improvisation skills
Develop rhythmic choir and voice painting skills
Become familiar with a range of global repertoire, as well as newly created pieces
Assessment pass/fail

g35 Multidisciplinary Ensemble
(3ects per course)

The Multidisciplinary Ensemble explores collaborative approaches to working with artists representing different art forms, including dance, theatre and visual arts. Students will form multidisciplinary ensembles and create new work through collaboration.

Learning outcomes

Students will:

Develop techniques for collaboration across art forms
Develop the musical and communication skills required to create new work through collaboration
Be able to critically reflect on the collaborative process, both individually and as a member of a group
Design an informal process demonstration event and / or performance situation
Assessment pass/fail

g36 Creative Workshop Skills 1
(2 ects)

Learning outcomes

Students will:

Be introduced to a variety of workshop models designed to build creativity and collaboration in diverse group contexts
Be introduced to group exercises related to intercultural communication, interaction and dialogue
Learn techniques for creating new music through collaborative processes
Assessment pass/fail

g38 Community engagement 
(5 ects)

Learning outcomes
Students will:

Develop an understanding of the multiple ways in which musicians and other artists can contribute to society
Develop the skills needed for working in socially engaged contexts
Develop an understanding of using music as a tool for intercultural communication, interaction and collaboration within community contexts
Develop flexible musical skills needed for diverse community settings
Assessment
a) Discussion with the instructor
b) Discussion with the instructor and a colleague to determine pass/fail

g37 Global Pedagogy 1
(3 ects)

Learning outcomes

Students will:

Become familiar with the basics of pedagogical thinking and philosophy in a global context
Be introduced to basic methods and approaches to pedagogy in a multi-cultural context
Become aware of the diversity of approaches to teaching and learning in multi-cultural contexts
Assessment pass/fail